Groups & Ministries
About our Groups & Ministries
Our Holy Trinity Ambassadors are parish members who welcome new parishioners to Holy Trinity. On the last Sunday of each month, the Ambassadors greet those new to the church or visiting after the 9am, 11:30am and 5:30pm Masses and are available at the Welcome Table in McKenna Hall during donuts and coffee. Ambassadors also provide tours of the Holy Trinity campus during New Parishioner Orientation and follow up with those attending. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, please contact Katie Wolf.
Book Discussion Group
The weekly book discussion group has been meeting for more than 18 years and generally reads four or five books a year. Selections are promoted in the bulletin and parish eLetter. We meet weekly on Thursdays at 7:15 pm to discuss and debate current, timely books on contemporary Catholic topics. Dr. Tony Tambasco, a theologian and biblical scholar at Georgetown University, leads the discussions. To join, contact Bob Stewart.
Join fellow Holy Trinity parishioners each September for a weekend of playing and praying together at the beautiful Shrine Mont retreat center nestled in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains. The program includes programs for adults, teens and children. From bingo to midnight hikes to thematic discussions, Camp Trinity offers something for everyone. Contact Heidi Settle for more information.
Caroling to the Homebound
Join Holy Trinity parishioners of all ages in early December for caroling in the Georgetown neighborhood. Visit the Sisters of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School and homebound parishioners. No singing experience necessary. Afterwards, enjoy hot chocolate and holiday cookies in the cafeteria. Contact Sara Keese for more information.
Conscious Living Group
The Conscious Living Group meets for 10 monthly sessions on the first Saturday morning of the month at a parishioner’s home from September to June. This group invites parishioners to share how the spirit directs our tomorrows and our efforts to be an instrument of peace in the lives of others. To register and for more information, contact Bill Hocking, (410) 349-0329.
This ministry is responsible for counting the weekly mass collection and preparing it for deposit. During the academic year we meet on Mondays at 8:00am, and during the Summer we meet on Mondays at 9:00am for approximately 1.5 hours. There is an online sign-up so volunteers can choose their own shifts with no minimum commitment. For its members, the Counting Ministry has become a satisfying way to start the week and an opportunity for fellowship and conversation with other parishioners while counting. To learn more or to volunteer, please contact Niccole de Campos.
Often described as a spiritual oasis, the Holy Trinity gardens provide a peaceful place for prayer, quiet spaces for students and a welcoming respite for our friends and neighbors. The Garden Ministry serves to promote fellowship and support the building of community in the way of St. Ignatius, finding God in all things. Garden Ministry friends gather to plant, care for and enjoy one of the most beautiful gardens in Georgetown. The Holy Trinity Festival of Flowers, sponsored by the Garden Ministry, support maintenance and planting projects for our parish campus gardens. Join us in the gardens on planting Saturdays and at Festival committee meetings as we plan for our upcoming events. Learn more!
Grief Support Group
Holy Trinity offers grief support through six-week sessions held on Saturdays throughout the year. Registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Peggy Cloherty email@example.com or Joe Brittain firstname.lastname@example.org .
Holy Trinity Seminar Series
This group meets on the third Saturday of each month from September to June to discuss themes relating to one’s spiritual growth and relationship to God. 8:30am coffee & 9-10:30am discussion. For more information and to register, contact Bill Hocking, 410-349-0329.
Come to meet other parishioners over coffee and donuts in McKenna Hall every Sunday after the 9:00am and 11:30am Masses. Donations are accepted to support Parish Life activities. If you would like to volunteer to assist with set up, please contact email@example.com.
Job Seekers Ministry
This is a support group for people who are unemployed or underemployed in search of new work. The group is open to all regardless of affiliation. Registration is required and registrants are encouraged to read the participation guidelines before registering. The group meets on Thursday evenings, 7-9pm, at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library (R Street & Wisconsin Avenue, NW). For more information contact Joe Ryan, parishioner and professional career management consultant, (202) 362-0704.
New Parishioner Orientation
All are welcome to register as parishioners of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. To register, please fill out the online registration form. Three times a year (on the last Sunday of January, April and September), we welcome all new parishioners to an orientation. Come meet our pastor, Father Kevin Gillespie, and the staff. Learn about our ministries and enjoy light refreshments. Our Ambassadors will then take you on a campus tour. No RSVP required and children are always welcome. Contact Lisa Dittmeier for more information.
Parents of Young Children
We are in the process of forming a group for Parents of Young Children (newborn through kindergarten). If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Lisa Dittmeier.
Parish Connection gatherings includes various activities for all parishioners. Pot-luck dinners, cocktail parties, baseball games, talks, and parties hosted by parishioner help all to get to know each other in a relaxed, informal setting. Sign up for the next gathering via SignUp Genius. If you are interested in hosting a gathering (setting should be able to accommodate at least 20 people), please contact Lisa Dittmeier or Annette Hennessey.
Parish Picnic and Mass
Each year in early June, Holy Trinity invites all parishioners and their families to the Annual Parish Picnic and Mass. Starting with Sunday morning Mass celebrated by Father Gillespie, lunch and fun follows. Enjoy hot dog, salads and beer and games for children and adults while listening to the DJ on the beautiful grounds of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School.
The Prayer Ministry helps individuals experience God’s healing love by providing them an opportunity to be listened to and prayed for and with by a team of Holy Trinity volunteers. If you have a prayer request, please contact Parish Life. If you would like to join the Prayer Ministry team, please contact Janice Wilder. Subscribe to the monthly Long-Term Prayer List.
50 Plus Group
Parishioners who are 50 or over, married or single, working or retired, are encouraged to sign-up to receive information about activities/service/outings and to take part in monthly events. For more information, contact Linda Wiessler Hughes and Michael Hughes.
Separated/Widowed/Divorced Support Group
This group provides support for separated, divorced and widowed in a confidential setting. Registration is not required and there is no cost to participate. We utilize Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends as a basis for discussion. Meeting time and location is published in the weekly bulletin, normally on Monday evenings. For more information, contact Jack Harllee, (202) 986-3838.
Trinity Adult Singles (TAS)
Trinity Adult SIngles is a group of active over-40 single parishioners that gathers on the third Sunday of every month (following 5:30pm Mass) to develop and to nurture friendships. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.